and more than half of the ones that are 'blood' sure as hell aren't my family. not loyal, not loving. and definitely not caring, so they are not my family. i have more friends that are closer to being my family than my relatives are.
Paul indicated that although he had a great battle with the flesh (Romans he was able to gain victory through “repentance from dead works” (Romans Hebrews Our fight isn't against each other but against the flesh.